The Common Good

Time Magazine (online)

Time Magazine (online) Press Items
You can't separate faith, values, and politics and expect our democracy to thrive.
Ferguson must be a moral wake-up call to white parents, not just another warning to black parents.
In order to truly defeat ISIS, we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
I was in South Africa on August 9, when a young, unarmed black man was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO. It didn’t take long before Michael Brown’s story was on all the news channels in South Africa. After that, in every media interview I did Ferguson came up. “How could this have happened?” all the journalists asked. When I laid out the pattern of this happening regularly to men of color in America at the hands of white police or other men with guns, they were stunned. “White cops couldn’t get away with that anymore in South Africa,” they said.
Was the law made for people or people for the law?
A message for immigration reform is found in a Biblical prophecy
When considering what's next after graduation, think of others.
With Cantor out, Speaker Boehner, the faith community is counting on you to act on immigration reform.
“Evangelicals finally realize that how we treat the stranger, these 11 million undocumented people, is how we treat Christ himself,” said Jim Wallis, the president and founder of Sojourners, a Christian social justice organization.
There is an ancient idea that we have lost, but can and should find again. It’s called simply the common good. It goes back many centuries, but the need for a new dialogue about what it means and what its practice would require of us has never seemed more critical. Our politics have become so polarized and increasingly volatile; and our political institutions have lost the public trust. Few Americans today would suggest their political leaders are serving the common good. Read more: